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France’s Macron Confirms He’s Running for a Second Term

Looking to be the first incumbent re-elected since Jacques Chirac.

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

Photographer: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

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Less than six weeks before the French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron finally announced what voters already knew: he’s running for re-election.

“I’m requesting your trust for a new mandate as the President of the Republic,” Macron said in a letter to the French people published in several local newspapers on Thursday evening. “I am a candidate to invent, with you, in face of the century’s challenges, a unique French and European answer.”